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Tag: dengue

  • Thursday, August 3rd 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Mutation of dengue mosquito resistant to pesticides

    The peak activity of Aedes aegypti females is in February and March. Spraying poison outside that period only favors genetic resistance to the chemicals

    Argentina's National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet) has identified in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) and in the country's northwestern provinces genetic mutations in the Aedes aegypti mosquito (carrier of the dengue virus) that turned them resistant to normally lethal doses of pesticides, the national news agency Telam reported amid a dengue outbreak, which has resulted in 129,150 cases and 65 deaths over the past 12 months.

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    WHO to train 6,000 healthcare pros to help Peru fight dengue

    Things can get worse “with the arrival of El Niño,” Tedros explained

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is to train more than 6,000 healthcare professionals to assist Peru in the dengue epidemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Wednesday. Peru is experiencing one of its worst dengue crises, with 81,202 confirmed cases and at least 193 deaths.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Revolutionary method to be used in Brazil against dengue

    The transmission of dengue can be reduced by up to 77%, according to trial results

    Scientists in Brazil are working on a large-scale mosquito factory in a move to protect up to 70 million people from viruses such as dengue, it was reported by the journal Nature.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 11:45 UTC

    Chikungunya kills 90 people in Paraguay so far this year

    Sequera also explained that chikungunya was on the rise in the provinces but decreasing in Asuncion and in the Central department

    Paraguayan health authorities last week confirmed at least 90 deaths this year had been caused by chikungunya fever, while Uruguay detected its first imported case of the malady. One more case was also confirmed in the last days of 2022, according to the latest report from Paraguay's Health Ministry released on Friday.

  • Saturday, April 8th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Uruguay's Health Minister worried about travelers bringing home dengue

    “We have to take care of ourselves,” Rando said

    Uruguayan health authorities have issued a series of recommendations to nationals of the South American country traveling abroad, particularly to Argentina, for the Easter Weekend due to a surge in the number of dengue cases detected in the neighboring nation. Health Minister Karina Rando stressed that those returning from that country and from Brazil should be attentive to possible symptoms for 10 or 12 days.

  • Wednesday, March 29th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Dengue kills 6 in Argentina

    Between 80 and 90 cases of dengue are treated daily at one single Buenos Aires hospital and the number of infections is growing

    Health authorities in the Argentine province of Tucumán Tuesday reported three more deaths due to dengue, which after last week's casualties, brings the total number of fatalities to six nationwide.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Sanitary precautions upped in triple-border region

    Only 9 cases of dengue have been registered so far this year in Paraguay, against 1,244 cases of chikungunya

    Sanitary workers in the newly-created county of Fracrán in the Argentine province of Misiones have undertaken a house-by-house campaign to persuade people to get vaccinated against yellow fever, Covid-19, and measles, while residents were advised to up their precautions due to the increasing number of cases in neighboring Paraguay, where the first death due to chikungunya has been reported.

  • Wednesday, April 20th 2022 - 12:23 UTC

    Cases of dengue on the rise in Brazil

    Dengue is a seasonal disease with similar symptoms to COVID-19 during its early stages

    Brazilian health authorities Tuesday announced the number of probable cases of dengue fever nationwide had nearly doubled since the beginning of the year compared to the same period in 2021.

  • Saturday, February 29th 2020 - 07:26 UTC

    Argentina's disease concern is with dengue and the 3.000 cases reported so far

    “We have 152 cases confirmed in lab tests, of which 117 had previously travelled to Paraguay where the disease is endemic with the rainy season”

    Covid 19 might not be a priority in Argentina at the moment, although there are some cases under observation, but what is really threatening is the mosquito-transmitted dengue with 152 cases confirmed in the province of Buenos Aires and some 3.000 in the northern provinces of Misiones and Corrientes.

  • Tuesday, February 18th 2020 - 06:31 UTC

    Mercosur urgent health ministers meeting to address dengue, measles and coronavirus threat

    One of the victims of the dengue outbreak is Paraguay's First Lady, Silvana Lopez Moreita, following on her husband, president Mario Abdo Benítez convalescence in January

    Mercosur health ministers will be holding an urgent meeting this week in Paraguay to address the spread of dengue, the outbreak of measles and the possible arrival of the China coronavirus to the region.